PMA Chief Science & Technology Officer and Dr. Jim Gorny, PMA Vice President of Science & Technology, led the education session “Buyers and Sellers: Moving to a Food Safety Culture” at Fresh Summit 2013.
According to Drs. Whitaker and Gorny and a host of industry experts, for produce companies to thrive in an era where consumers are making more informed purchasing decisions, it is imperative that produce buyers and sellers invest in, implement and support a company-wide culture that places the safety of consumers first and foremost in the mind of every employee.
During the session, Drs. Whitaker and Gorny discussed:
Evaluating suppliers and team members within companies on their commitment to producing safe foods
Examples of what a responsible culture of food safety looks like
How a food safety culture can be objectively assessed
Direction on providing leadership to establish a culture of food safety within a company
How to transparently communicate food safety needs, commitment and expectations to suppliers, employees and consumers
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